J Crew Factory Spring 2021 Favorite Finds

It seems like all of a sudden everyone I’ve talked to has a special occasion (or two) right around the corner. I know our social calendar has picked up quite a bit in the month of May. Between Mother’s Day, a mother-daughter tea, my daughter’s confirmation and my son’s promotion, I’ve had more opportunities to dress up this month than I’ve had over the entire past year. I popped into J Crew Factory a few weeks ago looking for something cheery that wouldn’t break the bank. Sure enough, the selection was so great that I couldn’t pick just one thing. If you have a special event coming up or just need to freshen up your spring wardrobe, you might try paying a visit to your nearest J Crew Factory store or browsing online.

1. The price of this tie-waist mini dress in cotton poplin grabbed my attention as much as the cute print did. I had admired a similar style dress at Anthropologie that sported a triple digit price tag. This dresses is currently on sale for $29.99! The longer sleeves are nice to have on a mild spring day or while out on a cool evening. I paired it with wedges and a cross body bag for an afternoon tea. I switched to neutral heels with a clutch for my daughter’s evening confirmation. White sneakers transformed it into a cute, everyday look. If you are petite or pear-shaped I would recommend sizing down so that the balloon sleeves don’t overwhelm your frame. Shoppers that are tall or have broader shoulders should stay true to size. It is currently only available in black online.

2. Not only are tiered ruffle maxi skirts on trend this summer, they are also really comfortable to wear. It was an easy piece to add to my wardrobe because I knew it would pair well with so many things that I currently own. I’ve already worn it four different ways with everything from tanks, blouses, and graphic tee’s on top to wedges, espadrille mules, flip flops and sneakers on the bottom. It’s easy to pull on, light enough for a hot summer day and long enough to provide your legs some coverage from the sun or when an evening breeze picks up. At 5’4 I opted to purchase the petite in my regular size. It’s also available in pink gingham.

3. The bunny delivered this jersey tee and short pajama set to my teen daughter’s Easter basket. The bright stripes make me smile and she loves this comfy, drawstring style to wear during the warmer months.

4. I bought this pack of three nonmedical face masks in mixed prints to add some lighter and brighter colors to my mask collection for spring and summer. FYI: There are more patterns and colors available at the store.

5. A white eyelet shirtdress is a great staple for everyone’s summer capsule wardrobe. I’ve been looking to add a white dress to my collection for a couple years now, but nothing was quite right until I came across this one. The combination of eyelet and a ruffled shoulder couldn’t be sweeter. The length of this dress runs REALLY long, and unfortunately only the green and black were available in petite sizing. I opted to buy the white and took it to my trusted seamstress to remove several excess inches from the bottom. I found that the dress also ran big and sized down.

6. I couldn’t resist adding this raffia circle barrette to my summer accessory collection. I think a pretty barrette adds a little something special to your hairstyle and makes an outfit look more pulled together.

Do you find yourself shopping more now that life it returning to normal? Since most of my clothes never made it outside the house last year, I set a goal to try and limit myself to one purchase a month in 2021. I got off to a great start and January didn’t yield a single purchase! After hunting for the perfect, classic, white shirt for several months, I nabbed this one in February. Then, in March I splurged on this new bathing suit for our spring break trip to Maui. I definitely got offcourse in April with this J Crew Factory haul. My plan is to get back on track this month. Do you set any shopping limits or goals for yourself? I’d love to hear how you approach shopping. I hadn’t set limits in past years. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become so much more intentional about how I shop. Trying to limit myself to just one item has made me even an even more discerning shopper. Is there anything you really want to add to your closet this spring?

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